That our own increasingly unaccountable government does terrible things does not mean we poor bastards cannot point out terrible things that any other government does. If anything, honesty about the state of our own national affairs could uncynically be interpreted as compassion for the poor bastards 'over there' with their own out of control/corrupt military-industrial-entertainment complexes. Glass houses all around.
Wasn't certain from your comment what your opinion of the drones, or the metadata analysis errors, or the resulting deaths, which have installed yet another new window in our glass house, is. I'd like to cheer for these small victories of actual transparency.